Associate Creative Director - Retail Copywriter

New York, NY, USA
Dec 05, 2017
Jan 02, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
What you'll be doing...

Why work here?

At 140 West, you will be part of the energy that's evolving the Verizon brand to become a leading technology player. The new Tribeca space will bring together some of the industry's sharpest minds across a multitude of disciplines, creating an integrated team that can be responsive and innovative across every Verizon touchpoint.


The copywriter is responsible for development of compelling creative concepts and high quality verbal content, within brand and on strategy, across a large variety of print and digital media specifically geared towards our multiple Retail channels. The copywriter must exhibit strong writing skills and an ability to collaborate with the creative and design team to ensure quality, verbal and visual consistency, and timeliness of material. This person must ensure adherence to compliance and regulatory restrictions. In addition, keeping informed of the business challenges and competitor strategies is critical for success.


+ Writes creative, effective marketing copy for Retail following a creative brief.

+ Researches clients, their competitors and the target audience to support creative strategy and inform the execution.

+ Provides writing support for aligned client group(s), as well as supporting projects from other clients as demand and scheduling requires

+ Collaborates with creative team as needed to meet specific project objectives.

+ Produces original, clear and credible copy and is accountable for the final development of creative assets.

+ Ensures accuracy, attention to details and overall meets or exceeds the writing objectives.

+ Ensures messaging brand guidelines and directives are embraced and adhered to in all executions.

+ Executes writing requests with accuracy, producing zero errors in work (all client edits are implemented correctly, spell check was run, facts were confirmed).

+ Responds to all requests and communications in a timely and thorough manner.

+ Works to improve the team's overall performance and embraces a collaborative approach.

+ Supports peers by reviewing work to ensure zero errors in work.

+ Edits and proofreads material as demand and scheduling requires.

+ Supports leadership in helping to build a unified team mindset.

What we're looking for...

You'll need to have:

+ Bachelor's degree or four or more years of work experience.

+ Six or more years of relevant work experience.

+ External and/or in-house agency experience.

+ Portfolio required.

Even better if you have:

+ Bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications or related field.

+ Five or more years of professional level writing experience.

+ Experience with major retailer or national specialty store.

+ Demonstrates proficient expertise in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat).

+ Proficiency with AP and Chicago Manual of Style.

+ Understands writing applications in traditional and emerging channels.

+ Maintains a consistent voice and audience focus in writing.

+ Is able to "boil down" verbose content to the "essence" of the main message in a concise, effective manner.

+ Exhibits consistent quality control in work.

+ Exhibits an understanding of specific channels or vertical markets as required by job function.

+ Demonstrated ability to adapt style of copy to various audiences, purposes, or media.

+ Exhibits competency presenting creative work.

When you join Verizon...

You'll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America's fastest and most reliable network, we're leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we're about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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